2. An important event, as in a person's career, the history of a nation, or the advancement of knowledge in a field; a turning point.
Today marks a significant point in the life of my car. Today is the day that the extended warrany ends, and I have to pay for non-scheduled maintenance myself. You may think, "Why did he ever buy that sucker punch extended warranty thing?" Well, let me explain. When I bought the car, I was driving 35 miles each way to work, and at that rate (along with other driving), I'd blow through the 36mo/36,000 mile warranty in about 18 months, give or take. Then (and then...) I started driving 40mi each way to work. I think the first year I owned the car, I put 24K or 25K miles on it--and I'm not even a travelling salesman.
I went through all of the warranty work that I had done after the factory warranty, during the extended warranty period, and my $1200 investment saved my about $4000 worth of repairs, with the most expensive being the transmission rebuild a few months ago.
So here on my car's fifth birthday, it has 99,350 miles--just short of the 100K for the warranty. I think I did ok timing it. I'm guessing that by the end of next week I will be over the 100K mark as well.
What fun milestones have you had lately?